Never heard of such a thing. Personally, I'd be a bit cautious before shelling out the coin for both front and rear tires. Tire rotation every 5-10K miles seems to do the trick for me. I've gotten 60-80K on tires just keeping them rotated. Granted that was on a company ride that didn't see much city driving. But good, decent tires on my wife's Sequoia get at least 50K on them before replacement, and then only because it's the family ride.
Thanks for chiming in, we won't hold it against you being from Tennessee
I have read about the beads and also powder but these two make for a mess if you need to break the tire down.
Thanks for the info, I suggest doing some research because if you are as diligent in taking care of your tires as it sounds like, you might benefit from these and get even more miles from your tires.
This is one reason I am looking into getting these:
It has always irritated me when you buy new tires, pay for state of the art high tech computerized balancing that tells them with in a gnats a@@ where to put the wheel weight and if the technician puts it in the right spot you have a nice balanced wheel and tire. Now say you have a flat ..... they take a piece of chalk and mark where the weight was, fix the tire by adding a patch or plug (which adds weight to the tire) slap the weight back on and done! your good to go! WRONG! Also do you get your tires rebalanced through the life of the tire? As much as tires cost these days, these balancers automatically balance as the tire wears and if you buy new tires .... never again pay for that balance job that may or may not get done right. From what I am reading this might be a money and tire saver.
I was wondering if anyone had actually used them, I plan on getting a set for the front to start with.